Innovative Justice

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

After successfully completing this Innovative Justice unit through OUA and Griffith University you will be able to identify a range of innovative justice practices, and why they have emerged during the past several decades.

You will also understand how innovative justice practices are similar to and different from those of conventional criminal justice, and also understand the processes and impact of restorative justice on victims and offenders.

Your skills will also include the ability to understand therapeutic jurisprudence and specialist courts; and also identify the key writers and contributors to this field.

You will understand Indigenous sentencing courts, therapeutic jurisprudence and specialist courts.

Eligibility

It is expected that you have a basic understanding of level 1 criminology units.

Areas of study

In this Innovative Justice unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Innovative justice
  • Restorative justice and conventional criminal justice: comparisons, strengths and limits
  • History of restorative justice
  • Restorative justice classics
  • Theories associated with restorative justice
  • Practices and legal contexts of restorative justice
  • Take-home exam week
  • Impact of restorative justice on victims and offenders, part 1
  • Impact of restorative justice on victims and offenders, part 2
  • Significant debates concerning restorative justice
  • The relationship of restorative justice to transitional justice
  • Indigenous sentencing courts
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Upon completion of this unit, you will gain an insight into new justice practices and understand their place as legitimate responses to crime. You will understand the importance of adapting and analysing conventional justice systems and the need for new justice practices in society.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Innovative Justice from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. 

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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